ACHops (675) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Pours reddish light amber with thick foamy head. Aroma is faint floral hops with some weird off notes. Taste is malt-forward for an IPA, with strong bready malts and unexpected Belgianish floral spice notes. Grapefruit and pine hop notes are present but definitely in the background. Kinda an odd beer, tasty nonetheless.
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12oz can to shaker. Pour is a nice orange color with a thick off white head. Nose is big hop, strong grapefruit, other light citrus notes. Taste is a lighter body, bitter but very balanced out with sweetness from the grapefruit. Finishes a little dry. Nice IPA
EdInSaltLake (628) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herbal, citrus fruit, floral hop aroma. Similar hop flavor--plus subtle pepper. Kind of a stale-ish earthy and tart/apple flavor. Pretty firm bitterness. Need to try/rate again, if I ever get a chance.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper under a nice foamy off-white head. Pretty nice nose of sweet fruity caramel with some papaya and mango hops, perhaps a bit of pine and raw coconut as well. Really interesting hop nose. The flavor is a bit yeasty and muddled but there’s this bright tropical tone shining through, with some nice piney bitterness and some rich cracker-y caramel. It’s noticeably flawed but I still find it tasty.
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge ass grapefruit and toffee biscuit malt body. Very straight forward but hops to the head.
TimE (3154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head amber color. Big stone fruit, passion fruit, mango nose. Big malt backbone balances out a lot of hops, but really well balanced. Not too sweet and more herbaceous character in the mouth. Ballsy, but not gangster, and I love that balance.
BrewDad (4929) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big hops flavor and aroma. Nice IPA. Good Grapefruit aroma and texture. Super finish.
Davhgbrew (938) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cloudy dark orange. Lacing and no head, very white. Sips full and citrus. Great body and hop punch. Middle of the road carbonation and big dry orange/grapefruit finish. Alc at 7.4 is well balanced. This is a big brew from a brewery I’m just learning about. Had off tap at wob on the wingman brewery night.
douglas88 (5939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can from Beermongers. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A sweet nose of fruit, oranges especially, caramel. The flavor is quite nice: lemons, sweet perfume, some toffee, caramel, lemon rind, medium bitterness especially in the finish. Quite good. A sort of grainy earthy finish with bitter hops.
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, citrus, dank aromas. Pours a hazy orange with a nice off white head and good lacing. Good lasting hop flavor and bitterness of citrus and resin with a light body. Good stuff
mikedR (1162) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Superb West Coast IPA. Cloudy copper pour with a white head, giving off grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is grapefruit hops all the way, with some sweetness. Bitter-forward, but not crazily so -- a complex IPA that rewards a discerning drinker. Substantial and robust mouthfeel with a good malt foundation that yields the spotlight to the hops. Lingering bitterness. This is what West Coast "hop bombs" should aspire to; recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone